Q: I was wrongfully terminated during a pandemic. There is policy I broke but the policy states could be corrective action
The policy states it could be a corrective action UP TO termination. It’s a lot of grey area. I believe my boss who dislikes me terminated me as retaliation instead of issuing the corrective action.
A: If you feel you have been discriminated against by actions of your supervisors or co-workers at your workplace because of your race, age, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation or national origin, religion or marital status or because you have a disability, or feel you have been retaliated against for speaking out or asserting your legal rights in the workplace, you should contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) here in Tallahassee. The FCHR's toll free telephone number is (800) 342 8170; or you can call them at (850) 488 7082. If you do call, ask to speak with an Intake Counselor. You do not need a lawyer; but retaining one before you file a charge of discrimination will help get through the bureaucracy.
Jeffrey Snyder agrees with this answer
A: Retaliation for what, exactly? Also, you appear to have answered your own question. You stated that the termination policy "COULD" allow for corrective action. If it stated "WILL" or "SHALL" allow for corrective action, then you might have a better argument. Regardless, Florida is an at-will state and you can be fired for no reason or any reason at all, except for discrimination as previously described by my colleague.
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